Last night we were left with our mouths open with the performance of Leo Rizzi performing ‘Arcade’ in the first semifinal of ‘Benidorm Fest’ with an aesthetic that could be the result of a mix between David Bowie and Mick Jagger, but who is this? young singer with such a promising career?
Julio Alberto Rizzi Vadillo was born in Ibiza in 1998, that is, he is 24 years old. The singer moved to Uruguay with his family at the age of four, where he resides until he is 15 years old. During Leo Rizzi’s stage in Latin America, being only a 13-year-old teenager, he already began to feel interested in music and even began to do his first performances at his parents’ restaurant.
“I listened to national rock there and although there is also here and it is somewhat similar… it is not the same, it is another roll. In Latin America they have absorbed from many sources. Uruguay drinks from Spain but also from Italy, United States, Australia… So they have a hodgepodge that leads to some very cool experimentation. There is folklore, of course, but I think the music there is more open,” he explained about this moment in his life in an interview with ‘GQ’ magazine.
His facet as Tiktoker
Perhaps, where the musical career of Leo begins to take off is on Tiktokwhere it periodically hangs some versions (covers) of the most diverse artists such as Julieta Venegas, Billie Eilish or Harry Styles. On the social network, he accumulates more than 1.9 million followers.
“It is a door to take off a bit of the weight of always having to be correct. You can squeeze your kind of humor. Be more you Shape the character and give it more edges. It seems essential to me so that people can identify with more parts of the project, “he declared in an interview he gave to ‘Vogue’ magazine about his facet as a Tiktoker.
famous by chance
The Sculptor (IG: @leorizzimusic) has been confusing us all this time 🎤 What a voice! #ISeeHowYouSingPremiere
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— I see how you sing (@VeoComoCantas) September 8, 2021
Many of us, oblivious to his potential as an artist, much less as a tiktoker, we discovered Leo Rizzi in the first program of the contest ‘I see how you sing’ on Antena 3, in which the contestants had to guess if the candidates sang well or not. They made Leo pass off as “a sculptor” who, in the end, ended up proving to have an enviable jet of voice.
Right eye of Pablo Alborán
Leo Rizzi’s professional career can begin to be counted from when he in 2020 he begins to publish his unpublished songs. Her first single was ‘Como tiene esta estar’, which was followed by other songs like ‘En tu camino’, ‘Lágrimas del sol’, ‘Conexión’ or ‘Amapolas’. It is not until 2021 when she releases her first EP, ‘Songs to listen to in the river’ and joins Pablo Alborán to make the song ‘4U’.
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